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Hala's Cafe and Bakery

4323 University Blvd S, Jacksonville, FL 32216-4909
+1 904-733-1855
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“pita bread” (5 reviews)
“baklava” (3 reviews)
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Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
4323 University Blvd S, Jacksonville, FL 32216-4909
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been going there for over 20 years; always enjoyed the food and the annexed middle eastern food store.

Thank Renato S
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

We finally made it to Hala Cafe for lunch and the food was amazing and great prices. We always shop at the grocery but never ate at the cafe. Their pita bread is amazing along with their chicken kabobs. Delish!

Thank AdventurousJax
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We were very hungry and, being from out of town, we were not familiar with places to eat in that area. Reluctantly, we took a chance and stopped at Hala's Cafe and Bakery. What a nice surprise. The food was excellent. The hummus was wonderful...More

Thank JMCKingsland_GA
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Lived nearby for years and did not know about this place! Stopped by for lunch, great service and yummy food. Had the stuffed grape leaves and Gyros. Pita bread was baked fresh--everything tasted great. So glad to have found this place!

Thank Valerie F
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Food was really good and the service good as well. Food tasted very fresh and hot. A must try! The lace was packed and full of satisfied people (I think)!

Thank Ed M
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Hala Café has been putting out great food for years. My wife and I hadn't been in the area for a long time and decided to stop in for some Middle Eastern food. We hope to get back again soon.

Thank Lee386
Reviewed 24 November 2016

I had the lamb shawarma wrap and had no desire to talk with my companion once I had my first mouthful. This is food to be savored. Had to take the leftovers home and was sad there wasn't more.

Thank patbartlet
Reviewed 3 November 2016

I was looking for a place to buy baklava and the manager at Public recommended Hala. It's not to far from where we live, so I called and confirmed they had several varieties to choose from. I was not disappointed in the restaurant/bakery/grocery store. A...More

Thank ge32225
Reviewed 6 July 2016

I always worry when there are several locations for a restaurant in town and 1 or 2 closes. How will the last one be 5 years later? Better! So pleased with the food and service. The restaurant isn't fancy, but I have been in some...More

Thank JaxTravelerIam
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Great food atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone if looking for food from around the world (Mid East). Staff was friendly and accommodating!

Thank Ed M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4323 University Blvd S, Jacksonville, FL 32216-4909
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: +1 904-733-1855
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